Monday, June 29, 2015

Everything You Need to Know About Hiking Samaria Gorge

Wood Walkway Samaria Gorge Hike Crete Greece

If there is one thing you do when visiting the Greek island of Crete, you must hike Samaria Gorge.  There are certain epic hikes throughout the world, and the hike through Samaria Gorge National Park is one of them.  What makes Samaria Gorge epic?  At 16 kilometers, Samaria Gorge is one of the longest gorges in Europe (some sources say the longest, others the second longest), is located in Crete’s only national park, and provides stunning views all day long.
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Monday, June 22, 2015

13 Things to Do In Stockholm Sweden

Nybroviken Things to Do in Stockholm Sweden

Most trips to Sweden start with at least a few days in Stockholm.  There are a lot of things to do in Stockholm, so we spent a total of four days in Sweden’s capital city.  These Stockholm attractions can be visited all year long; we enjoyed them in winter.  What we loved about Stockholm was the variety of things to do and see.  Stockholm’s attractions aren’t all art museums or churches, but a great mix of interesting sites.  We have compiled a list of what we felt were the top 13 things to do in Stockholm categorized by neighborhood.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Travelers Guide to 33 Traditional Greek Foods

Traditional Greek Foods: Greek Lamb, Pita, and Tzatziki

It really shouldn’t have surprised me, the Greek culture being one of the oldest in the world and all, but the Greeks have a ton of traditional foods!  What with the different alphabet and the difficult pronunciations, it’s hard to remember what everything is.  So here is a guide to some of the traditional Greek food you’ll be ordering and eating when you travel through Greece. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Getting to the Heart of Central Greece: An (Off)-Road Trip

Off-Road Trip Through Central Greece with Tripology Adventures
Look, mom, no guardrails!
We love a good road trip. We have circumnavigated Spain, managed a particularly worrisome rust-bucket around Belize, blown up a rental in Ireland (the green handle is not necessarily diesel), driven the length of Croatia, bent a rim in Costa Rica, gone across and back Denmark, and managed to get not one but two flats right in front of London’s Department of Transportation.  Driving is one of the best ways to explore a country, and Greece is no exception.  Our road trip through Greece was no ordinary road trip.  To explore the heart of Greece (or the navel of Greece according to the Greek god Zeus), we took our standard road trip one step further.  We took an off-road trip through Central Greece.  Tripology Adventures’ off-road trip from Athens through the Pindus Mountains is the mythological mother of all road trips. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

5 Awesome Hotels in Sweden

Northern Lights from Camp Ripan Kiruna Hotels in Sweden
View of the Northern Lights from Camp Ripan in Kiruna.
Part of having a perfect vacation in Sweden is staying at the perfect hotels in Sweden.  We spent two weeks traveling through Sweden, starting in Sweden’s capital city Stockholm for history, then spending time in Swedish Lapland hunting for the Northern Lights and enjoying outdoor winter activities, stopping in Gothenburg in West Sweden for seafood, and finishing for one last night in Stockholm before heading home.  During our travels through Sweden, we stayed at five beautiful, comfortable, and unique hotels in Stockholm, Jukkasjärvi, Kiruna, and Gothenburg. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

An Athens Food Tour on Three Wheels

Bougatsadiko I Thessaloniki Stou Psyrri Athens Food Tour Scooterise

Greece has an abundance of food and dishes unique to the country and it can be overwhelming for a traveler to Greece who doesn’t have knowledge of Greek food beyond Greek salad and baklava.  A great introduction to traditional Greek food is with an Athens food tour.  Even better is an Athens food tour that also provides an overview of the layout and sites of Athens, all while riding around on three wheels.  Scooterise provides such a food tour of Athens.

Monday, May 18, 2015

10 Things to Do in Tijuana (That Don’t Involve Tequila)

Downtown Tijuana Shopping Passageway

Historically Tijuana has been a drinking mecca.  Tijuana’s proximity to Southern California cities like San Diego and Los Angeles and its legal drinking age of 18 meant Tijuana was a popular place for the under 21 crowd to come for drinking and clubbing.  Tourism from the United States to Tijuana dried up for years when stories of crime and drug wars filled the news.  Now Tijuana is a safe place to visit again, and the implementation of a passport requirement means the demographic of the traveler looking for a day trip or weekend trip to Tijuana has shifted.  Tijuana’s streets are no longer overwhelmed with rowdy underage drinkers.  Now they are being strolled by couples and families looking for things to do in Tijuana that celebrate Tijuana’s beauty and culture.